Monarchs of the Sea
Constant Wonder - Radio Archive, Episode 746 , Segment 2
Episode: Water Monarchs and Monsters (originally aired October 2, 2020)
- Nov 17, 2020 7:00 pm
- 37:24 mins
Guest: Danna Staaf, marine biologist and author of “Monarchs of the Sea: The Extraordinary 500-Million-Year History of Cephalopods” The Jurassic Park franchise may have put T. Rex and velociraptors in the spotlight, but strange and slimy marine creatures ruled the planet almost 250 million years before dinosaurs were even around. These cephalopods are the prehistoric ancestors of squid, octopus, and cuttlefish, and their name means "head foot," and, guess what? They've got a brain in each!